About AZYP

Arizona Youth Partnership (AZYP)

was founded in 1990 by a group of concerned Pima County citizens who sought to provide rural communities in the county access to the services available in the Tucson metro area. In 2006, AzYP expanded to serve rural communities across Arizona and seeks to employ a root cause approach to fighting poverty that  builds healthy, self-sufficient youth and families through evidence-based prevention programs and community involvement. Arizona Youth Partnership builds solid foundations for youth and families by partnering with Arizona communities to prevent and solve local issues such as substance abuse, youth homelessness, lack of educational opportunities, teen pregnancy, and challenging family dynamics.


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Our Programs

Programs we offer and the difference we are making in our communities.

Positive Potential

In partnership with local schools and communities, Arizona Youth Partnership is proud to facilitate Positive Potential programming.…

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Trauma Informed Care Training

The goal of Trauma Informed Care Training is to improve the quality of services foryouth who have…

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Help & Hope for YOUth

Help & Hope for YOUth began as a multi-sector initiative of the National Alliance on Mental Illness…

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Starting Out Right Curriculum

Pregnant adolescents have unique needs and challenges! This essential curriculum and facilitation guide will help you meet…

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Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES)

Arizona Youth Partnership is proud to present Adverse Childhood Experiences Training (ACES) What is an ACE? An…

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Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to…

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Too Good For Drugs

Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal K-12 prevention education program…

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Mind Matters

Mind Matters: Overcoming Adversity and Building Resilience supports the healing process in young people who have experienced…

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Starting Out Right for Homeless Parenting Youth Program

Recognizing that safe and stable homes for homeless or near homeless pregnant and parenting youth and their…

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Wake Up! Drug Education program for Youth

Wake Up! is a drug education diversion program for individuals aged 12-22 who have been arrested for…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

This program has gone fully virtual! Please scroll down to see upcoming events! Since October 2018, AZYP,…

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Young Adult Development Assoc. of Havasu

The YADAH coalition was started as Drug Free Communities coalition and is jointly supported by a grant…

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking is a youth coalition in the Globe area aiming to lower…

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Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA)

Funded by a Drug-Free Communities federal grant, Marana Prevention Alliance (MPA) is a drug-free community coalition with…

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Ajo Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Coalition (SAPE)

Funded by Arizona Complete Health, Ajo Substance abuse Prevention and Education coalition seeks to educate, empower and…

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Active Parenting: First Five Years

Active Parenting: First Five Years is a multi-model parenting education program that works with parents and their…

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Love Notes

Unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and risky sexual behaviors are a serious threat to the well-being and futures…

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Youth Tobacco Coalition

Youth Tobacco Coalition provides technical assistance to Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) coalitions across the state.…

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Teen Maze

Teen Maze is an interactive, one-time, 30-minute event for high school youth to think about their decision-making…

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360 Substance Misuse Training

RX360 Arizona Department of Health, 2020 Rx360 is a research-based curriculum to raise awareness of the Rx…

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Botvin’s Life Skills

Rather than only teaching information about drugs themselves, Botvin’s Life Skills Training consists of three major components…

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The Lighthouse, shelter for boys aged 12-17 opened in Prescott Valley in April of 2019. Until the…

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Providence Place

Providence Place is a Basic Center that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth girls…

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Loving my Future

The Loving My Future program fills service gaps for particularly vulnerable Arizona high school youth populations by…

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Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program


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Summer Leadership Institute

This free summer program provides a safe and fun environment for youth (ages 11-17) to learn how…

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Choosing the Best

Choosing the Best uses a Sexual Risk Avoidance curriculum that positively emphasizes delaying sex until marriage, making…

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Starting Out Right Curriculum

Pregnant adolescents have unique needs and challenges! This essential curriculum and facilitation guide will help you meet…

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Scout’s Club

AZYP Friendly Family and Community Educational Support (F.A.C.E.S.) is now called Scout's Club! Our afterschool program is…

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Stronger Families Project

The Stronger Families Project goal is to build a positive relationship between family members, especially between parents…

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Harbor House

Harbor House is a Basic Center Program that addressed the needs of the runaway and homeless youth…

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Copper Corridor Substance Abuse Coalition

Need to dispose of unused medications? Click here The Copper Corridor Coalition was founded in 2007 and…

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Starting Out Right

We’re still here! Starting Out Right Case Managers and Health Educators are now supporting future and current…

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Real Stories

Testimonials from just a few of our valuable program participants, educators, and community members.


Read More - 2019-2020 Annual report

(Marana, Arizona) Arizona Youth Partnership (AzYP) received funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in the amount of $11,000 to support and expand the Wake Up! Program. The Wake Up! diversion program is an 8-hour alcohol and drug education prevention program for youth 12 to 22 years of age, cited or arrested for alcohol and/or drug related offenses. The diversion program consists of three sessions: Session One is an…

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Upcoming Events

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10 Jan

Help & Hope for YOUth Quarterly Alliance Meeting


Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jan 10, 2022 11:30 AM Arizona Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldOiqqj4rE9EbM_NuZNsgabqURV4ffVdq After registering, you will receive a confirmation email…

11 Apr

Help & Hope for YOUth Alliance Meeting


Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Apr 11, 2022 11:30 AM Arizona Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkf-mprDgpGNIW8mQk1oBO4kijNFUesp34 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email…

15 Dec

Capacity Building and Sustainability Task Force Meeting


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